Danhai light rail transit (Green Mountain Line)

New Taipei Metro’s Danhai LRT line opened on December 24, 2018. The initial segment has 11 stations, an additional 3 stations including one connecting to the Lovers Bridge area in Tamsui will open by the end of 2019 or early 2020. The first phase of the Danhai light rail transit Green Mountain Line (淡海輕軌綠山線) runs…

Delmar Loop Trolley – A trip down memory lane

After months of delays the $51-million Delmar Loop trolley finally opened on November 15, 2018. Now locals and tourists alike can ride from the U-City library at the entrance to the Loop to the northern part of Forest Park at the Missouri History Museum. The whole line maybe only 2.2-miles of fixed route track, but…

A look at Lubbock Citibus in Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock Citibus provides transit for the citizens of Lubbock and the students and facility at Texas Tech University. Located near the pan-handle of Texas, it is the 11th largest city in state with a population over 250,000. Citibus operates a variety of buses in its fleet. The system operates a Monday-Saturday schedule starting at 5:30am…

A look at Omaha Metro’s buses

Omaha Metro (O-Metro as its sometimes known as) was rebranded from MAT during the Summer of 2010 is Omaha Nebraska’s transit system. It operates 34 different local and express routes in two states (Iowa and Nebraska). The bus fleet offers quite a bit of variety for a bus fanatic. The 1993 and 1994 Flxible Metros…

Retro Buses: Altoona Amtran’s GMC Fishbowls

The GMC T6H-4523A a.k.a. New Looks or Fishbowls aren’t a common sight anymore. Most remaining Fishbowls are now part of historical fleets or part of museum pieces. There is still one place in the America where Fishbowls are still seen running on fixed routes and school trippers – Altoona, Pennsylvania. Amtran still has six GMC…

St. Louis Metro partners up for an electrifying future

St. Louis Metro transit is looking to the future with efforts to improve and enhance transit services to meet the ever changing needs of the St. Louis region. A recent Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant will allow Metro to create a more environmentally responsible transit system through new ideas and technology. The grant funding is…